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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one ...Show More
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0.08: Wonder Woman!

1:07:10 | Jul 12th, 2017

THE AMAZONS ARE TRAINING ON THE ISLAND!!!! On this very special episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny, Kristin, and Wonder Woman aficionado Heather Hogan dig into Diana, Themyscira, and the shockingly deep feminist roots of this DC character...Show More
4.22.02: Restless Part Two

1:24:03 | May 1st

It's the last episode of Season 4 (!!) which means that it is high time for Giles to sing us some rocking exposition, for Anya to tell us the funniest joke we've ever heard, and for Buffy to prepare her bedroom for what's to come... Today, alongside ...Show More
4.22: Restless

1:28:42 | Apr 24th

Push those VHS tapes into your VCRs and close your eyes, scoobies: let's dream of Sappho poems, ice cream trucks, Giles and Spike on a swing set, and Anya steering with no hands... We have special guests Alyse Knorr and David Wells (who plays the Che...Show More
0.16: Interview with Sophia Crawford & Jeff Pruitt

1:02:39 | Apr 17th

Sophia Crawford, Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double from Seasons 1 - 4 of Buffy, and Jeff Pruitt, the show's stunt coordinator from 1997 - 2000 sat down to tell us all about their work! They are now *married* to each other (don't worry, their propo...Show More
4.21: Primeval

1:32:06 | Apr 3rd

4.21: Primeval Let's rip the uranium core out of Adam, SHALL WE?! Manus, Spiritus, Animus, and Sophus combine today to show us once more that the power of community can overcome evil, hatred, and men who store limitless hard drives in their chest ca...Show More
0.15: Interview with James Marsters

1:51:00 | Mar 27th

Buckle your seatbelts and black out your windshields because we are about to blast RIGHT THROUGH that Welcome to Sunnydale sign, light up a Morley, and talk to James Marsters about his time playing the most beloved black-nailed, peroxide-headed vampi...Show More
4.20: The Yoko Factor

1:41:45 | Mar 20th

Crossover episode!! Brittany Ashley and Laura Zak slide in from Angel On Top to join Jenny for a spirited discussion of this episode - including the no-holds-barred matchup between (GASP!!!) Angel and Riley! TWO TITANS CONVERGE AT LONG LAST, and they...Show More
4.18: Where the Wild Things Are

1:28:50 | Feb 20th

Hrishikesh Hirway is back to talk to Jenny about his favorite character, Riley Finn! We also discuss the very special time in a young girl's life when she accidentally becomes one half of a human sex battery powering a lust-filled poltergeisty frat h...Show More
4.17: Superstar

1:34:22 | Feb 6th

It's another day in Sunnydale, which means chaos, monsters, and the valiant charge of our hero Jonathan. Vanquishing all evil as it arrives on the Hellmouth, showing us all how to be gracious and kind while also strong and powerful, Jonathan gives a ...Show More
4.16: Who Are You?

1:27:33 | Jan 24th

AAAHHHH FAITH SWAPPED BODIES WITH BUFFY! All hands on deck! This is not a drill! This week we are live from PodCon2 in Seattle, where we find Faith and Buffy locked in eternal girl-frenemy conflict, Tara and Willow getting VERY sweaty as they make a ...Show More
4.15: This Year's Girl

1:20:04 | Jan 9th

Faith is back with a goddamn magical fidget spinner, NEED WE SAY MORE?! This week we are live from London's Vampire Ball (!!) talking about Faith and Buffy and Buffy and Faith, our favorite slayer gal pals in all the universe. Yes, there is an erotic...Show More
4.14 Goodbye Iowa

1:41:26 | Dec 19th, 2018

Riley is very sweaty, but don't worry Buffy has a bandana for his itchy hand! Willow isn't only going over to Tara's for magic, SILLY!! Adam is so technologically advanced that he can put more than one floppy disk into his chest cavity while saying W...Show More
4.13: The I In Team

1:24:30 | Dec 5th, 2018

Don't you just love when your psych professor turns out to be the head of a monster initiative that created a Frankenstein-like thing named Adam who eats floppy disks and has metal shinguards?! Don't you love it even more when she sets up creepy came...Show More
4.12: A New Man

1:28:55 | Nov 21st, 2018

Ethan Rayne is back in town and so, of course, is Kate Leth! We talk oh-so-much about the sexual tension between our two favorite mystics, listen to Jenny attempt to tell a story about having sex in college, witness some DEFLOWERING between our witch...Show More
4.11: Doomed

1:25:25 | Nov 6th, 2018

In Sunnydale this week, Spike shrinks all of his clothing, we confirm that Buffy is a Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius, and Kristin and Jenny THROW DOWN on their differing opinions of Riley Finn. Also, Forest is still in love with Riley, Willow make...Show More
4.10: Hush

2:00:07 | Oct 24th, 2018

This is the one where — *Your hosts grab suddenly at their throats & try to continue speaking. Their eyes widen. They look directly into the camera, overtaken by fear.* LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; je...Show More
4.09: Something Blue

1:35:39 | Oct 10th, 2018

A heartbroken Willow decides to cast a *late night* spell in a shared dormitory bathroom which can only mean one thing: Spike and Buffy are going to get engaged! To each other! WHAT A DAY. Today we're discussing S4E9: Something Blue. LOCATE YOUR ...Show More
A1.08: I Will Remember You

1:31:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

A crossover for the ages brings Buffy into the Angelverse to show us all how beautiful love can be before then ripping our hearts our of our chests. Yes, that's right, we are barreling forward through tales of peanut butter in bed, dishes flying off ...Show More
0.14: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 6

58:41 | Sep 19th, 2018

Holy hell(mouth), you send us so much glorious mail that we decided to bring a very special mailbag episode right into your lil scooby ears this month! We talk about fruit punch! We talk about the love of taciturn men! We talk about writing songs! Je...Show More
4.08: Pangs

1:42:06 | Aug 29th, 2018

It's Thanksgiving in Sunnydale, and much is happening: Detective Angel's lurking in the bushes, Anya is *so Anya*, and Spike is tied to a chair! It's not all fun & games though - there's a whole lot of white guilt, colonialism, and troubled history t...Show More
4.07: The Initiative

1:27:37 | Aug 15th, 2018

RILEY LIKES BUFFY and he's part of a secret monster-catching arm of the government, conveniently headquartered underneath his campus housing! ALSO Spike is in peril, Buffy is bad at fro-yo, Harmony has a unicorn poster, Giles & Xander desperately wan...Show More
4.06 Wild At Heart

1:28:16 | Aug 1st, 2018

Oh, Willow. Is there anything more to say?! Special guest host Joanna Robinson joins Kristin to discuss the hair regimes of She Wolves, the attractiveness of men with power tools, and, of course, the heartbreak that is S4E6: Wild At Heart. *clutches ...Show More
4.05: Beer Bad

1:50:59 | Jul 18th, 2018

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S S4E5: Beer Bad!!!  There comes a time in the lives of two podcasters when they must stare destiny in the face and say, “We alone wield the strength and skill to discuss what is widely regarded as the worst episode of Buffy. ...Show More
4.04: Fear, Itself

1:37:55 | Jul 4th, 2018

It's Halloween in July and we are back at a frat house (*~the paaaaatriarchyyyy~*)! Meanwhile, Anya is terrified of bunnies, Joan of Arc and God are winning the costume contest, and GILES HAS A CHAINSAW???? Today we are discussing S4E4: Fear, Itself!...Show More
4.03: The Harsh Light of Day

1:34:14 | Jun 20th, 2018

Our platinum baby is back alongside vamp Harmony in pursuit of the gem of Amara, and Parker is a total jerkface! Also, ANYA. Today we are discussing S4E3: The Harsh Light of Day! LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyoweny...Show More
4.02: Living Conditions

1:12:42 | Jun 6th, 2018

Buffy's college roommate Kathy is here in full force, so you'd better log your calls, label your eggs, and make sure your face is glued on tight!! Passive-aggression is the demonic force at play in Sunnydale this week, and not even the park benches w...Show More
4.01: The Freshman

1:21:13 | May 23rd, 2018

Buffy's off to COLLEGE and navigating the many obstacles of higher education matriculation - frathouse Jell-O shots, misogynistic professors, and of course on-campus vampires who kill your new friends, insult your outfit, and read your diary. Hellmou...Show More
0.13: Interview with Harry Groener!!

1:01:04 | Apr 4th, 2018

WOW, Kristin got the chance to sit down and chat with the mayor of Sunnydale himself, Harry Groener!! We couldn't think of a better way to close out season 3 than to share this fantastic conversation with all of you. You'll hear them dig into Richard...Show More
3.22: Graduation Day Part 2

1:24:46 | Mar 28th, 2018

Angel stands silhouetted in a foggy mist reflecting on his passions whilst Faith and Buffy find each other in a shared dreamscape. Seriously, though, this is the one where the class of '99 RISES UP TO BATTLE SOME MAJOR EVIL. Uh-huh that's right. Toda...Show More
3.21: Graduation Day Part 1

59:23 | Mar 21st, 2018

WOW wow wow wow wow THIS IS THE ONE WHERE Buffy puts on some leather pants and Faith's eating a twizzler and then THEY FIGHT aaaaah probably some other stuff happens too but WHO CARES?! Today we're discussing S3E21: Graduation Day Part 1. LOCATE ...Show More
3.20: The Prom

1:13:22 | Mar 7th, 2018

Ira Madison III returns to help us discuss the finer points of breaking up with your girlfriend in a sewer, how great Cordelia looks in her prom dress, and the most beautiful umbrella anyone has ever received as a token of gratitude for defending a w...Show More
3.19: Choices

1:14:36 | Feb 28th, 2018

Willow is kidnapped! Faith is gifted a fresh-smelling thing of beauty! The Mayor eats a twelve-course meal of spiders! Buffy gets into Northwestern! Angel drops the winch on his burgeoning detective career! Today we're discussing S3E19: Choices. ...Show More
3.18: Earshot

1:33:58 | Feb 14th, 2018

Our #1 fave Joanna Robinson returns to help us explore the finer points of Herbal Essences commercials, Alex Mack, and the simple fact that when you unexpectedly absorb the silvery blood of a mouthless demon and gain the power to read minds, it's not...Show More
3.17: Enemies

1:38:47 | Feb 7th, 2018

This is the one where Buffy and Faith become (Best Fr)ENEMIES, so buckle up for some serious drama. Hrishikesh Hirway of The West Wing Weekly and Song Exploder joins us in our discussion of French films, billowing blouses, and bondage. Today we're di...Show More
3.16: Doppelgängland

1:46:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

TWO WILLOWS, NO WAITING! Plus we have a lovely chat with story expert (and Buffy aficionado) Lani Diane Rich, and a mind-bending Buffy FashionWatch from Kate Leth - once you hear it, you'll never be the same. Today we're discussing S3E16: Doppelgängl...Show More
3.15: Consequences

1:12:57 | Jan 17th, 2018

We can barely recall when one leather-clad vampire slayer came a-fogging up classroom windows and drawing hearts everywhere - 'twas so like a dream, and only one short week ago. Lo! The winds of change blow harsh through Sunnydale, forcing Buffy and ...Show More
3.14: Bad Girls

1:43:30 | Jan 10th, 2018

THE TIME HAS COME FOR ALL BAD GIRLS TO BREATHE FOG ONTO THE WINDOW PANE AND DRAW STAKED HEARTS UPON THE GLASS! Faith and Buffy are spending a LOT of time together this episode, and Jenny can't stop screaming about it. (Kristin is also excited but is ...Show More
3.13: The Zeppo

1:30:02 | Jan 3rd, 2018

It's Season Faith, Episode Xander, and Andrew Ti (of the Yo, Is This Racist? blog & podcast) joins us for a deep dive into the patriarchy and macramé owls! Plus!! The incredible Chris Farren returns, performing and producing the song that we wrote fo...Show More
0.12: Santa Barbara, The Mayor, & Nerf Herder

1:02:39 | Dec 27th, 2017

In this VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, we venture to Santa Barbara (aka Sunnydale) at the request of THE MAYOR (Helene Schneider, who is, as best we can tell, not evil *at all* but a totally lovely human, as well as a Buffy fan)! We chat with Helene -- and al...Show More
3.12: Helpless

1:49:14 | Dec 13th, 2017

Will Buffy get to go to the ice show for her birthday? Will Angel finish his cheese plate? These are just a couple of the questions we're examining today, PLUS Jeff Kober joins us to talk about playing Zachary Kralik!! In case you forgot, this is the...Show More
3.11: Gingerbread

1:40:31 | Dec 6th, 2017

Grab your pitchforks and brace yourselves for some mob mentality, Sunnydale-style - we've arrived at Season Faith, Episode M.O.O.! Also, holy cheese wheels, we talked to Elizabeth Anne Allen (who plays Amy Madison) about nearly getting burned at the...Show More
3.10: Amends

1:43:04 | Nov 29th, 2017

It's that magical time of year when tree lights twinkle, snowfall dusts the distant hilltops, and the ghosts of those you've murdered in cold blood come back to haunt you. Gaby Dunn RETURNS and Joanna Robinson pops by for a quick Buffy FeelingsWatch ...Show More
3.09: The Wish

1:22:32 | Nov 15th, 2017

Bored now? Of course you're not!! There's ANYA! And VAMPIRE WILLOW! Today we're discussing S3E9: The Wish. Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at Kris...Show More
3.08: Lover's Walk

1:36:22 | Nov 8th, 2017

Official Spike fan-club president Joanna Robinson returns because GUESS WHO JUST DROVE THROUGH THE SUNNYDALE SIGN AGAIN!!! Also Angel is reading Sartre's Nausea by the fire in the original French and we NEED to talk about it. Today we're discussing S...Show More
3.07: Revelations

1:33:52 | Nov 1st, 2017

Live from The NerdMelt Showroom! Special guests Kristine Thune, Ira Madison III, Kate Leth, and Gaby Dunn (who somehow forced her way on stage) help us sort through our feelings about Gwendolyn Post, Slayer Tension, and The Glove of Non-Monogamy! Tod...Show More
3.06: Band Candy

1:17:33 | Oct 18th, 2017

Kristine Sutherland (!!!) and Kate Leth guest -- ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING US, IT'S EFFING BAND CANDY!!!!! We mean *ahem* -- today we're discussing S3E6: Band Candy. Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her no...Show More
3.05: Homecoming

1:17:53 | Oct 11th, 2017

BUFFERING 3.05: Homecoming GET IN THE LIMO! It's the episode that launched a zillion Cordelia/Spatula fan fics! Buckle up for SlayerFest 98! Today we're discussing S3E5: Homecoming. Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can chec...Show More
3.04: Beauty and the Beasts

1:16:17 | Oct 4th, 2017

BUFFERING 3.04: Beauty and the Beasts In this episode, Buffy finds herself surrounded by all kinds of man-beasts, Faith coins the phrase "kickin the gearshift" (now a timeless classic), and Xander takes a very poorly-timed nap. We also talk to Red M...Show More
3.03: Faith, Hope & Trick

1:09:54 | Sep 20th, 2017

Lock up your daughters because FAITH IS HERE!! Prepare for pleather pants, alligator wrestling, and a hearty Boston accent, and then brace for impact because *something* is about to fall out of the sky. Today we're discussing S3E3: Faith, Hope & Tric...Show More
3.02: Dead Man's Party

1:00:25 | Sep 13th, 2017

LIVE FROM FLAMECON in Brooklyn NY, this episode features guest appearances from musician Mal Blum, senior Autostraddle editor Heather Hogan, and our beloved Kate Leth! We talk about zombie cats, zombie humans, and of course... Joyce and Pat. This wee...Show More
3.01: Anne

1:41:37 | Sep 6th, 2017

HOLY HELLMOUTH WE ARE BACK!! We're kicking off Season 3 with a supersize episode, complete with a Buffy FashionWatch fix from Kate Leth and an interview with the *delightful* Julia Lee Stander, who plays Lily/Anne in this ep and was going by Chantere...Show More
0.09: Season 2 Wrap-Up

1:14:16 | Jul 19th, 2017

Today we stand on a mountaintop, shading our eyes from the glare of the sun, looking back on all that we have endured together over these last 22 episodes. The second chapter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has some high highs and some LOW lows, and we'r...Show More
2.22: Becoming (Part 2)

1:20:26 | Jul 5th, 2017

Buckle up for a heavy one, friends, because it's a very emotional day in Sunnydale. Angel wants to destroy the world, and Buffy wants to stop him. This episode is SUCH a doozy that Kate Leth decided to forgo fashion talk and record a Buffy FEELINGS-W...Show More
2.21: Becoming (Part 1)

1:07:23 | Jun 28th, 2017

WOW Buffy and Willow find a very important floppy disk, an old friend comes to visit from far away, and Angelus decides he wants to bring forth the demon Acathla and destroy the world. HOLY HECK the Scoobies are in some serious peril! This week we're...Show More
0.07: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 5

41:59 | Jun 21st, 2017

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Answers! Here's some HellMath for you - your emails + our responses = this episode! This is Welcome to the Mailbag: Vol. 5! Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jenn...Show More
2.20: Go Fish

1:10:20 | Jun 14th, 2017

Brittany Ashley joins us to discuss the *FISHY* business going on with the Sunnydale Swim Team! Also LOOK AT THAT FREAKING TURTLENECK ON GAGE! This week we're discussing s2e20: Go Fish. Today's episode is brought to you by Bold Food, a San Francisc...Show More
2.19: I Only Have Eyes For You

59:28 | Jun 7th, 2017

It's time for the Sadie Hawkins dance, and I think we all know just how much poltergeists hate this particular high school event. Watch out for bees, snakes, and melting floors! This week we're discussing s2e19: I Only Have Eyes For You. Today's ep...Show More
2.18: Killed By Death

1:10:15 | May 31st, 2017

Recorded live at A-Camp, this episode features guest appearances from Kate Leth, El Sanchez, Heather Hogan, and the unsinkable Gaby Dunn! This is the one where it's Nightmare On Elm Street but Elm Street happens to be in Sunnydale! This week we're di...Show More
2.17: Passion

1:02:52 | May 24th, 2017

Angel spends this episode doing a lot of voice over, sketching multiple people whilst they sleep, and being a general creep. We also say goodbye to one of the good guys. Hope you brought tissues to this episode, friend. This week we're discussing s2e...Show More
2.16: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

1:10:16 | May 10th, 2017

The world has turned upside-down and everyone is in love with Xander! Also someone you care about gets turned into a rat. We hope this cautionary tale encourages you to think twice before you go blackmailing your peers into casting revenge spells on ...Show More
2.15: Phases

1:11:19 | May 3rd, 2017

Ye gods! There's a werewolf loose in Sunnydale, and it's tearing up Lover's Lane, The Bronze, and Cordelia's cloth-top convertible too! Also, today's episode features PEAK Patriarchy, a great scream by Willow, and another installment of HellMath. Thi...Show More
2.14: Innocence

1:29:13 | Apr 26th, 2017

Dream-guest Joanna Robinson swings by Buffering this week to teach us some new soul-related math and also to talk about this massively pivotal episode. EEEEEEEEEK! Spoiler alert: claddagh-on-claddagh flashbacks occur! This week we're discussing s2e14...Show More
2.13: Surprise

1:13:15 | Apr 19th, 2017

SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE and no we don't mean the exchange of claddagh rings omfgaskfadjfdaffjadhfgjf!!!!!!! There's *so* much to deal with here, and we're thrilled that special guest Carolyn Yates stopped by to help us sort through it. ...Show More
0.06: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 4

45:29 | Apr 12th, 2017

Ding dong! Who's there? Why it's the Buffering the Vampire Slayer postal worker with SO MANY EMAILS FROM YOU GUYS! We've got answers! PLUS a live performance of some listener-created lyrics for "Staking Time!" Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs o...Show More
2.12: Bad Eggs

1:05:22 | Apr 5th, 2017

GROSS gross gross gross this episode is FULL OF EGG BUGS grooooooss but *also* there is a LOT of making out, so... win some lose some? This week we're discussing s2e12: Bad Eggs. Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check ou...Show More
2.11: Ted

1:04:13 | Mar 29th, 2017

Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope) brings her android expertise to the table to help us sort out Joyce's new robot boyfriend. Pass the mini pizzas! This week we're discussing s2e11: Ted. Follow Shannon on twitter @shannonwoodward! You should...Show More
2.10: What's My Line (Part 2)

1:00:39 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Two truths and a lie about this episode: 1) Angel can't keep his shirt buttoned, 2) Buffy and Kendra braid each other's hair, and 3) two sworn enemies smooch unexpectedly. PLUS the wonderful Kelly Connell joins us to discuss his portrayal of the Terr...Show More
2.09: What's My Line (Part 1)

56:38 | Mar 15th, 2017

Buffy's got those low-down Career Week blues! She's also being hunted by members of the Order of Terraka, including a dude made entirely of mealworms. YECHH! On top of everything else, a mysterious woman in silk pajama bottoms has arrived in Sunnydal...Show More
0.05: Happy 20th Anniversary, Buffy!

18:22 | Mar 10th, 2017

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we are SO excited about it that we made you a bonus mini-episode! We talk about how we came to the show, and why it means so much to us. Jenny wrote an original song as a tribute to ...Show More
2.08: The Dark Age

1:08:34 | Mar 8th, 2017

At a certain point in a young girl's life, she will be forced to confront the reality that her Watcher was once her age. For Buffy, that time is now. Stuart McLean (who plays Philip Henry) drops by to talk morgue drawers and zombie makeup, and Kate L...Show More
2.07: Lie To Me

1:11:41 | Mar 1st, 2017

You know that *classic* thing where your fifth-grade crush shows up at your new high school and tries to trade you to vampires in exchange for being made immortal? What about that thing where your girlfriend won't stop talking to a dead bird in a cag...Show More
0.04: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 3

42:42 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Today we dip back into the old Buffering mailbag to share some more of your fantastic questions, comments, and clarifications! You all are really great communicators. PLUS: the debut of the Patrol Cat theme song! Hooray! Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyo...Show More
2.06: Halloween

1:08:42 | Feb 15th, 2017

Kate Leth returns, and not a moment too soon! Sunnydale residents are being mystically transformed into their costumes - Buffy is a helpless 17th century noblewoman, Willow is an accidental sexy ghost, Xander is a soldier, and Cordelia is... well she...Show More
2.05: Reptile Boy

1:10:59 | Feb 8th, 2017

Our first live episode, recorded at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles!!! This is the one where white dudes with rich dads sacrifice women to a demon lizard for financial gain... why does that sound kind of familiar? Plus we've got THREE glorious g...Show More
2.04: Inca Mummy Girl

1:10:25 | Feb 1st, 2017

Mey Rude (Trans Editor at joins us to talk about this episode, which centers around how hard the dating scene can be when you're a 500-year-old mummy. Kate Leth returns with what is arguably the greatest installment of Buffy Fashion...Show More
2.03: School Hard

1:07:46 | Jan 25th, 2017

This week WHATEVER WHO CARES SPIKE AND DRUSILLA ARE HERE! If you must know more, though, it's also Parent-Teacher Night at Sunnydale High, Cordelia & Willow lock themselves in a utility closet, Angel is still an ensouled vampire, and WHATEVER SPIKE A...Show More
2.02: Some Assembly Required

1:21:51 | Jan 18th, 2017

Hilarious geniuses Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (!!!) join us to discuss that magical time in a young man's life when he dies and then his science-nerd brother brings him back to life (Frankenstein's monster-style) only to realize that life as a...Show More
2.01: When She Was Bad

1:09:27 | Jan 11th, 2017

Buffy's back from LA, where she apparently spent her summer vacation developing a TERRIBLE ATTITUDE. She's got a whole lot of unprocessed trauma, and she's taking it out on her closest friends (and also Cordelia). Also OMFG Cibo Matto is playing at T...Show More
0.03: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 2

45:32 | Jan 4th, 2017

WE'RE BAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAAAACK! Today we're answering some of your most fascinating and hilarious emails, as well as sharing some of your favorite moments from Season 1. Next week we'll be back to talk about the first episode of Season 2. AAAH! Jenny...Show More
1.12: Prophecy Girl

1:12:31 | Dec 7th, 2016

Holy shit. The hellmouth is open, Angel is back, Buffy faces The Master, and Cordelia drives her car through the hallways of Sunnydale High School. This week we're discussing the finale of Season One, s1e12: Prophecy Girl. Jenny Owen Youngs is @jenn...Show More
1.11: Out of Mind, Out of Sight

1:04:54 | Nov 30th, 2016

An invisible girl is terrorizing the school, and her main target seems to be *gasp* CORDELIA. NO! KEEP CORDELIA SAFE AT ALL COSTS!! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e11: Out of Mind, Out of Sight. Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowen...Show More
1.10: Nightmares

1:03:44 | Nov 23rd, 2016

TARANTULAS IN A TEXTBOOK? CLOWNS WITH KNIVES? NO THANKS. This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e10: Nightmares. *spooky music* Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jen...Show More
0.02: An Interview with Armin Shimerman

24:39 | Nov 19th, 2016

In this special bonus episode, we speak with Armin Shimerman, who plays Principal Snyder. WHAT A DELIGHT! Armin Shimerman is @shimermanarmin on twitter, and you can learn more about Antaeus Theatre Company, where he serves as artistic director, at a...Show More
1.09: The Puppet Show

1:04:00 | Nov 16th, 2016

The Sunnydale High School Talent Show is upon us, and no one is safe... from Cordelia's singing. Also, is it just us or is there a living ventriloquist's dummy on the loose? This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e9: The Puppet Show. ...Show More
1.08: I, Robot... You, Jane

1:12:39 | Nov 9th, 2016

Gaby Dunn (Just Between Us, Bad With Money) joins us this week to talk about catfishing, the unbearable beauty of Ms. Calendar, and the basics of a Harry Potter/Buffy parallel. We've also got a fresh installment of Buffy FashionWatch for you, courtes...Show More
1.07: Angel

1:02:18 | Nov 2nd, 2016

OMFG CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE WHAT WE FIND OUT ABOUT ANGEL THIS EPISODE?!?!?!?! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at Kristin Russo is ...Show More
0.01: Welcome to the Mailbag!

32:17 | Oct 26th, 2016

This mailbag episode is all about YOU! We answer your toughest questions, like "When will the recap songs be available for download?" and "When can we all watch an episode together?!" and "Why are Jenny and Kristin digging out the complete Buffy DVD ...Show More
1.06: The Pack

1:05:03 | Oct 19th, 2016

When Xander and a group of stereotypical mean kids get possessed by some kind of supernatural hyena spirit, heads (and eyes) may roll! Buckle your heart-belts: two beautiful souls don't make it out of this episode alive. We chat with our pal STEVEN ...Show More
1.05: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date

59:04 | Oct 12th, 2016

Writer and artist KATE LETH (Marvel's Hellcat) joins us to discuss the difficulties of dating if you're The Slayer, the likelihood of high school boys actually reading Emily Dickinson, and Xander's chronic case of being The Worst. This week we're dis...Show More
1.04: Teacher's Pet

50:17 | Oct 5th, 2016

When a giant she-mantis comes to town and masquerades as a smokin' hot substitute science teacher, lives (and masculinity) are in peril! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e4: Teacher's Pet. If you're into this podcast, perhaps you...Show More
1.03: Witch

53:54 | Sep 28th, 2016

In Sunnydale, even driver's ed is spooky and unsafe! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e3: Witch. If you like the show, why not leave us a review on iTunes? Thanks! Feel free to give us a shout on twitter: Jenny Owen Youngs (@j...Show More
1.02: The Harvest

49:44 | Sep 21st, 2016

Did Buffy make it out of that casket where Luke had her pinned last week? LET'S FIND OUT TOGETHER! (If she didn't, the remaining 6 seasons might be kind of hard to pull off.) This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e2: The Harvest. If y...Show More
1.01: Welcome to the Hellmouth

46:13 | Sep 14th, 2016

This week on the very first episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny and Kristin watch and discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to the Hellmouth. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes - that woul...Show More
0.00: New Podcast Rising

01:35 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one ...Show More